The kids are out of school and summer has officially started.  This is the time of year that offers the perfect opportunity to gather our families, grow closer to one another and create a lifetime of wonderful memories. So, it’s time to get started on that summer bucket list!

We’ve added several family fun ideas here to help you along.  Need more, check these out.


  • Swimming: Enjoy the refreshing water and cool off on hot days.
  • Boating: Whether it’s kayaking, canoeing, or sailing, just explore the lake.
  • Fishing: Relax with a fishing rod and try to catch some fish. While not for everyone, you would be surprised how much your kids will learn and enjoy from this experience (like patience)!
  • Picnicking: Have a meal outdoors with scenic views. Stay tuned for a future blog post on how to create the perfect picnic.
  • Campfires: Gather around for s’mores and storytelling in the evening.
  • Hiking: Explore nearby trails and enjoy nature walks. You can also turn it into a fun game of “I Spy”.
  • Water Sports: Wakeboarding, water skiing, or tubing for some adrenaline.
  • Wildlife Watching: Observe birds, squirrels, reptiles, deer, and other creatures. This is a great opportunity to take notes and follow up with some evening research on what animals you observed.
  • Board Games: Play indoors or take them outside for some friendly competition.
  • Relaxing: Simply unwind on a hammock, read a book, or take in the sunset.
  • Biking: Take a family bike ride around your neighborhood or on dedicated bike paths. It’s a fun way to explore and stay fit together.
  • Outdoor Games: Set up lawn games like badminton, frisbee, or volleyball in your backyard or at a local park.
  • Nature Scavenger Hunt: Create a list of items to find outdoors (like specific plants, animals, or natural features) and see who can find them first.
  • Outdoor Concerts or Movies: Check local events for outdoor concerts or movie screenings in parks or community centers. Or, to create your own outdoor theater hang a large white sheet and buy a small projector.
  • Gardening: Start a small garden together, whether it’s flowers, vegetables, or herbs. It’s a hands-on activity that teaches kids about nature and responsibility.


These activities not only promote family bonding but also encourage everyone to enjoy the great outdoors. They cater to a large range of interests and make for a memorable summer for everyone, often while learning something new.  As we put this list together, we think of all the fun times ahead with our own families.  You can learn more about the team at 888 Log Guys here.